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Gorgeous kimono featuring the human arterial system designed by FMR for an exhibition in France, called Silk Me Back at the Nesle Gallery. Created to support victims of the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster, this exhibition featured 25 stunning kimonos like the one above. All of the kimono’s will be auctioned off on February 9th, 2013 in the Westin-Paris Vendôme hotel in Paris. Profits will be donated to KNK Japan/Children Without Borders and the Furusato Project.
If you look closely, you can see that the arterial system on the silk kimono is all handwritten with text from the Buddhist Sutta. Stunning detail down to the drops of blood on the collar!
(via street anatomy)
Tsubasa Masuwaka dressing up as 11 different characters in her new Willcom Honey Bee 4 commercial.
A photo from a Japanese wedding in the 1920s.
The groom wears a western suit while the bride wears a beautiful traditional wedding kimono. The bride’s headdress is called tsuno kakushi (角隠し), meaning hidden horns. It veils the bride’s feelings of jealousy and selfishness, and symbolizes a resolve to be gentle and patient.
Miss Japan 2009 Emiri Miyasaka’s “National Costume” that sparked controversy across the internet. They later increased the hemline of the costume.
(scans from Gothic & Lolita Bible vol.35, courtesy to hudie.com and vvshu.com)
Project: Lady of Habsburg
Costume interpretations of Empress Elisabeth of Austria, Marie Antoinette (France) and Joanna of Castile (Spain). Modelled by Arika Takarano.